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We’re recruiting Youth Mentors in Dublin!

Le Chéile provides a one-to-one mentoring service for young people referred by the Probation Service or the Gardaí. These are young people either involved in or at risk of offending.

Who we’re looking for?

We’re looking for people from across Dublin with a passion to make a difference in their community and a commitment to being a positive and reliable role-model for each young person. To be a bit more specific, we’re looking for volunteers over the age of 21 with diverse backgrounds and different interests. Due to under representation in certain areas of our volunteer team, we are particularly looking to recruit male youth mentors. The young people referred to us come from all walks of life, so we’re looking for people that can make a connection and build a positive mentoring relationship.

What’s involved?

Once you’re fully trained, you’ll be matched with a young person between the ages of 12 and 21 and mentoring sessions will take place once a week, depending on availability. These sessions aim to provide support and encouragement through doing activities together like playing pool, going to the cinema, bowling, or just meeting for a bite to eat and a chat. Le Chéile covers all costs; all you give is your time.

Our volunteering is also flexible, meaning you can meet during the day, evenings or weekends. All we ask is that you try and make a commitment of one to three hours per week.

What support do we offer?

Before becoming a fully-fledged Mentor, we offer a full training programme designed to ensure that you feel confident and ready before being matched. You will also have the support of a trained coordinator who will be able to offer advice and guidance and regular group sessions with other Mentors to learn from their experiences and discuss different challenges. Optional ongoing training is also provided in specialist areas throughout the year.

What will you get out of it?

  • As a volunteer Mentor, you have an opportunity to encourage positive change in the life of a young person and to witness first-hand the impact that you can have.
  • You have a chance to experience new opportunities, meet other Mentors and learn from their stories and skills.
  • If you’re looking to gain practical experience in the social care and youth justice field, Mentoring is a great way to develop your personal and professional skill set.

Recruitment Process.

Our recruitment process includes an application form, interview, reference checks and Garda vetting. Once successful, you will be invited to training which will be held on:

  • Thursday 19th September (evening)
  • Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September
  • Saturday 28th September

For more information contact Maxine Kelly, National Volunteer Development Officer at maxine@lecheile.ie or call on 087 201 6801 / 01 214 4352. You can also apply online using the link below.

Closing Date for applications is Friday 23rd August 2019.

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